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What are the other kids doing? Literacy Centers POST TWO with Freebies!

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Each day this week I will share you with you some of the things we do in each center.

The activities above will be included in Alphapalooza 2 which will be posted this week!

Any flashcards that you have are perfect for matching games. These flashcards can be used for a variety of purposes in a variety of ways.   Have them match capital and uppercase letters and letters to pictures.
Teach them how to play Concentration or Go Fish with the cards! 

Picture sorts are a great way to practice Letter Sounds.

click here to download these for free from a previous blog post.

Deedee Wills also has a great packet of picture sorts.

Roll a letter or letter/sound

Sounds Fun!  Easy, fun center games pack coming soon!!

The magnetic letter center is OPEN ended with lots of learning possibilities.
I use magnetic cookie sheets from the Dollar Tree and I also painted the back of a book shelf to make it magnetic.

Hope that helps a little!  I'll be back soon with a closer look at the Big Book center!


  1. How many choices do you have in the ABC center each week? How often do you change them, when do you introduce and explain everything? What do they do with the work when they are done with an activity in the center? Probably silly questions, but I am curious how you do it. Also what are your suggestions for adjustments for a class size of 24 students or more? We do not have small classes where I teach so the logistics can be tricky sometimes.

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  2. Thank you for posting your schedule!!! I am busy, busy, busy making the Frog Frenzy unit and the Spring Math and Literacy Unit! I am also going to do the Dinosaur unit after hearing you speak at conference! I am so excited! I have several parent volunteers that are going to help me pull this together.

  3. Thank you SOOOOO Much!! I LOOOOVE all of these ideas! This is my first year in Kinder and I am trying to still get centers all figured out and this was a HUGE help!!! I cant WAIT to hear about all the other great center ideas!!

  4. Thanks for the informative post. was wondering when you work the theme you are working on into your schedule. You have so many fabulous units that have whole group activities! I would love to know how you fit it all in!

  5. Thanks for all your work. The are awesome ! I pretty much have the same questions as Amy like:How many choices do you have in the ABC center each week? How often do you change them, when do you introduce and explain everything? What do they do with the work when they are done with an activity in the center? I really appreciate it! Can you please answer to

  6. Awesome! Thank you so much! I also have the same questions.
    Thanks so much!

  7. I like your schedule. Do you have a snack time as well as an intervention/remediation period when students leave your room for title one reading center? If so just wondering where those items fit in your schedule?

  8. Do you still do Social Studies and Science?

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  10. I always love seeing new ideas! THANKS! I'm having trouble printing the Center Icons. Is it working for anyone else?

  11. I am a Pre-K teacher and use lots of your materials and wonderful ideas in my class. I have been curious about how centered are managed. Thank you for this informative post!

  12. I was wondering how you got so much done in a day! You have two extra hours on your schedule.

  13. Thanks for the great information! Love your blog! I'm assuming you do shared reading and word work during language arts time, when do you do read alouds and about how many per day? Also, you are not required to do rest time? Thanks again!

  14. I just ordered some ARC mats…can't wait until they come in.
    A Place Called Kindergarten

  15. Where did you purchase your mini flyswatters? (word slappers)



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